Message from Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz:
Understanding today’s governmental financial statements can prove to be difficult. In an effort to provide our citizens with an easy to read financial report of the City of Dothan’s finances, we are pleased to present the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. This report represents Dothan’s ongoing commitment to increase our level of operational productivity and accountability. As we strive to keep citizens informed about the City’s financial position, we understand the importance of being accountable for the receipt and expenditure of public funds.
Through easier, more user-friendly financial reporting, the PAFR is another example of our commitment to improve communication with our citizens and increase public confidence in the governing body for the City of Dothan. I want to congratulate Lisa Reeder, Director of Finance, and our financial reporting staff for their work in providing citizens with an understandable general overview of the City’s finances.
On behalf of the Dothan City Commission and the City Manager, I thank you for taking a moment to read our financial report. We are proud to serve the citizens of Dothan and we thank you for your support as we seek to further enhance the level of financial accountability to our taxpayers. Questions, comments and feedback on this report are welcomed and encouraged, so please feel free to contact me at (334) 615-3111.